While it might not be 100% back to normal, the 2021-22 academic year is already feeling more like pre-pandemic times. Students in the Webster Groves  school district returned to in-person classes on the first day of school earlier this week.

Students at Dr. Henry Givens Jr. Elementary School were greeted with friendly faces and beautiful bubbles as they arrived the morning of Monday, Aug. 23. This year is Givens' first year as a neighborhood school.

Check out the photos below for a glimpse of the first day of school at Givens!

Photos by Ursula Ruhl.